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Oak View Middle School

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Posted January 10, 2013

i Am a former student of this school and i have to say i really do not approve of it. It is extremely large, and for a new 6th grader, you can easily get lost in it. As most of the hallways looked identical to each other. The locker combinations; lets not even go there... One thing i will mention is that the bullying there is terrible. the teachers and staff did little or nothing about it, and because i went to this school for only a year, i am not who i used to be. I remember being in constant fear of being made fun of because i didn't wear the same clothes as everyone else, or i didn't do this and what not. And the teachers rather than actually help me, they would lecture me the same every time. And because of this experience, i am further more having nothing to do with going to a public school ever again. This school was very disappointing And i really think that test scores are not everything about a school. i felt i was simply a umber at oak view. And i really think they ought to changer their view of educationally challenged students.


Posted May 17, 2012

The reading scores have dropped and math scores have yet to be posted. With that being said - the main concern with this school is that there are great teachers and there are teachers who are way past their teaching days! If you get lucky and get a great teacher - you will have an amazing year! If you are not so lucky - it will be a long year with a lot of yelling (there are many teachers who do this)! In middle school parents cannot request teachers like in elementary school. It's a scheduling system and more of a lottery than anything. This is a safe school with great principal leadership. The school is well maintained and parents are always invited to volunteer. Unfortunately, there are a few bad teachers who are ruining this schools amazing potential. The only other negative we have seen here is that there is a lot of theft. Lockers are "kick open" - literally all you have to do is kick the bottom of a "locked" locker and what's there is yours for the taking. It has gotten to the point that our child cannot even bring a hat to school without it being stolen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

I don't know what that last parent is talking about because I looked at the scores and they are actually going up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Oakview offers a high quality education to their students in a safe enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

As a grandparent of a 7th grader, I want to say how pleased I am with your band program. Your band teacher Mr. Bliesse does a tremendous job teaching these students to play music. We attended our 3rd band concert last evening, and it is so great to hear how these students have progressed in their music ability. It is readily apparent that he has their respect, and he respects them as well. We will look forward to more concerts in the future. You folks are doing a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

I have had 2 of my older children attend Andover Elementary, one of which is in Andover High and one in Oak View Middle now. These 2 have attended other elementary schools before and I have to say that this school is the most fun, caring and all around involved. I am excited that I have a child entering Kindergarten this year and look forward to volunteering again in this school. My daughter is very excited and already loves her teacher. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

This school has made my child, Amber very happy! its a very clean and friendly enviroment. Very competive and awesome sports teams. The kids all seem to love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

This is a very caring school by the teachers and a wonderful family neighborhood. They do school things with parents careers in mind and have options for working parents. Very flexible.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

409 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

425 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

418 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

411 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

423 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

420 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

434 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black39%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
Black56%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Black50%
Asian64%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Black55%
Asian64%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English69%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black50%
Asian53%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students64%
Female71%
Male57%
Black24%
Asian47%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black31%
Asian47%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
Black31%
Asian33%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant59%

Science

All Students67%
Female63%
Male70%
Black28%
Asian60%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jinger Gustafson
Fax number
  • (763) 506-5603

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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15400 Hanson Blvd
Andover, MN 55304
Phone: (763) 506-5600

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